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About i Ricchi
A restaurant specializing in the preparation of "Cucina Rustica" - Tuscan country-style cooking.
Washington, DC 20036
Italian, Modern Tuscan, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
19th & Jefferson Pl.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
We cater small - medium sized events.
Free Valet Parking is available at Dinner.
Dupont Circle South
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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i Ricchi provides private rooms and special menus for parties of 12 or more.
i Ricchi Ratings and Reviews
I've been to iRicchi twice now and had a great experience both times. Women who sign up on their website enjoy 50% off their tab so I always suggest it for a girls night. I'm a vegetarian and you'll always find something to eat, though so far my choices have been salad, risotto, and tortellini. The tortellini is amazing, and the salads look delicious, but there isn't too much in the way of variety.
We were in the mood for Italian food. The service was very good. The menu was a bit limited and we would have preferred more traditional Italian with pasta choices. Price was a bit high. I ordered the NY strip steak medium rare but it was a solid medium, so a bit overcooked. The restaurant was crowded, so it must be fairly popular, but I wouldn't go back.
iRicchi is my go-to spot. The staff are WONDERFUL and offer a warm and welcoming greeting each time I visit. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The food is consistent and always of high quality and careful preparation. I especially enjoy their seafood preparations and of course, their pastas. Mille grazie!
I entertained old friends from out of town at I Ricci this week. I have to say that they left extremely impressed. They loved the food, the service, the décor and the staff, including Ms. Ricci, who stopped to chat for a few minutes and was as gracious as ever. I can't heap enough praises on the staff, from hostess, to servers, to busboys to chef and kitchen staff, as they ALL do an amazing job and take a great deal of pride in their craft. This speaks volumes about ownership and management. The restaurant is incredible!
Second trip to I Ricchi. Really great place with a good vibe. Service is very good and all the food is well prepared and reasonable quantity for the price and the type of restaurant. The noise can get high at times when full but it is still easy to have a conversation. Recommended.
The food was delicious however the staff was pushy. Normally I dont mind this, but this was a new experience. When we arrived I informed them I had an anaphalatic allergy. I chose menu items specifically for that, with the waitresses guidence. However when my food arrived it was covered in my allergen, apparently the vegetable of the day was what I was allergic to. This wouldnt have been a problem, but when I couldnt eat the food the waitress seemed angry at me. Not once did we get an apology, just explinations that she didnt know the vegetable of the day ( she placed the plate in front of me so that in itself made no sense) apart from this issue the resturant was fine.
A wonderful experience at i Ricchi! A small, family midday gathering......a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts were ordered - taste and presentation of each course was excellent! From mussels to cheesecake, a fun, delicious experience. Family from Boston, DC, Maryland and Virginia were all impressed by this DuPont Circle gem.
Although I have dined here often over the past 5 years, this time there was much confusion by the hostess. I brought 2 friends who have never been here and wanted them to experience the ambient decor of the main dining area. We had an early 5:30 pm reservation, second reservation in their computer, but she made us wait for 20 minutes, and then put us at a obscure table outside of the main dining room in the bar area (which I asked to change). And the restaurant was only 25% occupied! And our waiter had trouble explaining their dishes too.
Will have to think twice about coming back! Confusion, mediocre service, and didn't feel welcome at all.
The food was wonderful and our service was great...until it wasn't. Our server was telling us about the dessert selection and I was literally in the mid-sentence when she mumbled something about being right back and walked away. The maitre d' saw the dumbfounded look on my face and came over to explain to me that our server had to get food for another table. I guess they were short on runners that evening. At the end of the meal, in spite of being told at the start that we needed separate checks, she brought one check. When I reminded her that we needed it split. She said, "You have to tell me." I reminded her that I had. She went off on some tangent about alcohol on the check and she didn't know which check to put it on. I replied that since I was the one who had the glass of wine she should put it on mine and to split the check based on what we ordered, all of which I would have explained to her had she simply asked. She stomped away to loudly complain to the maitre d' that she had to 'split a check.' I'm fine with a server forgetting to split a check. What I'm against is the attempt to be made to feel like I did something wrong instead of her just admitting to it and moving on. Gaslighting by your waitstaff is not good for business.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Great with kids, even though the menu doesn't appear kid friendly. Amazing food. Calamari was perfect. Steaks were outstanding. Bolognese with homemade pasta was incredible. Delicious desserts. Try the tiramisu or gelato! Waiter was excellent and helpful.
I can't say enough about i Ricci. They continue to deliver and continue to impress. My only problem is I come so often, I've had everything on the menu. Thank God for the specials, this week it was a pesto/mozzarella pasta and salmon over creamy polenta, both were excellent! Service is always superb and the entire staff is friendly and engaging. A definite go to place for those who appreciate great food and service.
My boyfriend and I went here during our recent trip to D.C. We found a Groupon for a three course dinner, and it was worth it. We shared two appetizers (a mixed green salad and the meatballs with polenta). We thought the salad was a little under-dressed, but the meatballs were delicious. I had the balsamic chicken and my boyfriend had the sage butter tortellini. We loved both! For dessert we shared a chocolate mousse and a strawberry pie that tasted like strawberry shortcake. Our favorite was the star berry pie with the gelato. We would definitely come back here on a future trip to D.C.!
Our second visit to i Ricchi was even better than the first. I thought that my high expectations from the first visit, we were bound for a let down. Didn't happen.
This restaurant is rock solid. Food is imaginative, perfectly cooked, every ingredient plays a role and the service was top knotch. I ordered a scallop/roasted mushroom/ricotta gnocchi/ parsley butter appetizer. The scallops were at least 2-inches across. They were tender with a perfect sweetness. They mixed remarkably well with the mushrooms. My wife ordered a roasted corn salad. They corn was so sweet. For dinner I ordered Cavatelli Neri. Freshly grilled shrip, with a mild fennel sausage, some tomoato all mixed with black ink shells. Outstanding - every mouthful was remarkable.
This is, without a doubt, one of the best Italian restaurants anywhere.
I LOVE this restaurant. Any time you have a restaurant that lasts as long as this one has, you know they are doing a lot right. The food is always excellent, starting from the moment that basket of fresh warm bread arrives. But what really makes iRicchi outstanding is the service. I had a special guest with me for lunch this week and they made both of us feel like we were the rulers of the universe. I can't say enough about how far out of their way every person went to make sure that the experience was perfect. And, in my experience, that happens every time. Chris Ricchi has created a place where people want to spend time, whether it's for a meal or for any of the special events that she has at the restaurant. You can eat Italian food anywhere, but you can come here and have an experience!
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